Correction, Oct. 20, 2009: This post originally stated lawmakers and aides crafted the Medicare Part D plan four years ago. It should have said six years ago. This article also said that Billy Tauzin was a former senator in the 29th graph. He was actually a former representative.
Correction, Sept. 22, 2009: This post originally stated the Justice Department opened an investigation and the Illinois Department of Children and Families froze admissions of foster children to Riveredge Hospital near Chicago in response to investigations by the Chicago Tribune and ProPublica. It should have said those actions were initiated following the Tribune reports.
Correction, Sept. 21, 2009: This story has been updated. A description of the spill provided in the story by Vincent Fronda actually referred to a Sept. 3 discharge near the Cabot well site in question. It was several hundred feet away and separate from the fracturing fluid spill that occurred last Wednesday. The photograph that accompanied the story, which was sent to ProPublica by a Dimock resident, was also of that earlier spill. Both the photo and the descriptive passage have been removed.
Correction, Sept. 11, 2009: This post originally placed Charlotte, N.C., in the wrong Carolina.
Correction, Sept. 9, 2009: This post originally stated that the study by insurance broker Aon Corp. was released Wednesday, Sept. 9. It was actually released on Friday, Sept. 4, 2009. It also stated that the study was an anonymous survey involving 18 anonymous defense contractors. It was actually an internal review of 18 defense contractors who were charged higher rates for workers compensation insurance in Iraq and Afghanistan than for comparable workers hired in other foreign countries.
The original post also misspelled the last name of Sen. Bernie Sanders.
Correction, Aug. 18, 2009: Due to a data entry error, the Foreign Lobbying Influence Tracker contained duplicate entries for fees paid to the Livingston Group by some its clients. The Sunlight Foundation has eliminated the duplicate records, and we have updated related totals in stories and charts about the database.
Correction, Aug. 7, 2009: This post originally stated that five people were wounded during the Danziger Bridge incident. In fact, it was four people.
Correction, Aug. 5, 2009: This post inadvertently implied that stimulus spending on tax cuts, increases in unemployment compensation and Medicaid funding were not intended to create or sustain a substantial number of jobs. The article should have made the distinction between "direct" jobs, such as those created by infrastructure funding, and "indirect" jobs. Tax cuts and spending on government benefits do lead to indirect job creation as they contribute to demand for goods and services.
Correction, July 27, 2009: This article originally misstated charges from the state's complaint against the Center for AIDS Prevention, saying the charity never maintained an office at 4750 N. Broadway in Chicago. The complaint said the charity did not have an office there from at least November 2007 until the filing of the charges.
Correction, July 19, 2009: This post originally said ProPublica is looking at a random sample of about 500 bridge construction projects nationwide. We’re actually looking at a sample of about 500 road and bridge projects.
Correction, July 17, 2009: This post originally stated the basic cost of widening I-405 as $739,014. It’s actually $739,014,000.
Correction, July 14, 2009: A caption on this page previously suggested 9/11 Commission chairman Thomas Kean said the Whitehouse.gov's deletion of the reference to the Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board was "extremely disappointing." In fact, Kean was referring to administration’s overall lack of progress staffing the board.
Correction, July 13, 2009: This story incorrectly referred to former Board of Registered Nursing vice president Elizabeth O. Dietz as a professor of nursing at San Jose State. Although the board’s web site lists that as her current affiliation, the university said she retired in July 2008.
Correction, July 10, 2009: An earlier version of this story incorrectly stated that ACORN Housing organized the campaign against four non-participants. It was actually ACORN, the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now.
Correction, July 9, 2009: An earlier version of this post incorrectly cited the Philadelphia Enquirer. In fact, the newspaper is called the Philadelphia Inquirer.
Correction, July 8, 2009: An earlier version of this post inaccurately stated that the deadline for states to begin audits of their stimulus spending is at least six months after the end of the fiscal year. In fact, the deadline is nine months after the end of the fiscal year.
Correction, June 30, 2009: This story inaccurately said that Rep. Maxine Waters arranged a meeting between regulators and OneUnited of Massachusetts. She actually arranged a meeting between regulators and the National Bankers Association, whose chairman was the general counsel of OneUnited. A person at the meeting said the discussion focused on OneUnited.
Correction, June 23, 2009: This post originally stated that the Picower foundation gave out a little under $207 million in donations from 1995 to 2008. The foundation actually doled out more than $235 million in donations. Due to technical problems in the editing process, this number was incorrect.
Correction, June 16, 2009,: This post originally misstated the name of the BARR Program as "Blocked Aircraft Registration Request." BARR stands for "Block Aircraft Registration Request."
Correction, June 12, 2009: This post originally stated that Associated General Contractors represents 7 million workers. AGC represents construction companies whose workforce numbers about 7 million; it does not represent those workers.